Making a few extra bucks every month can be a huge benefit. Whether you have an increase in bills due to life’s surprises, or if you simply want to make some extra money to treat yourself to something nice, making more than what you expect on a monthly basis can add some relief to your life and green to your wallet.
Here are five ways to make extra money on the side that you may have never considered before:
Start a blog
With the technology age that we currently live in, there is a growing online arena for people to write about their personal experiences. When someone writes a lot on their own blog, they are likely to get more followers and can then begin selling advertisement space.
A blog isn’t necessarily something that will get you rich immediately. It’ll take some time to develop a network of people who trust in your site on a regular basis. However, if you have the time and are willing to put in the effort, a blog can be a fun side job, writing about something you enjoy.
Sell your old items
It seems like everyone has tons of old items around the house that never get used anymore. Instead of letting things pile up and go unused, consider selling them.
Not only will you free up some space in your house, but you’ll also make some money back on things that you won’t even notice are missing. You’d be surprised to find out what other people are looking to buy, and what they’re willing to pay, so don’t think of anything in your house as old junk.
You can sell your old items at a yard sale if you have the opportunity to host one, or if you only have a few items to sell, try online auction websites. This will allow you to make money quickly just by using your computer!
Take part in clinical studies
There are many companies out there who need to test their products on individuals before releasing them to the public. If you are someone who is willing to participate in these studies, you can make some good extra money by helping these companies test their products.
According to the medical professionals of Jean Brown Research who frequently run clinical trials, most relatively healthy individuals qualify for these studies, and all they need to donate is a few hours of their time every week.
If you have a few spare hours and don’t want to look for a second job, a clinical trial is an easy way to bring in some extra money on short notice.
Become a viral sensation
Every day, you probably see videos on YouTube that are hilarious or downright catchy. If you have a knack for doing things that people can’t get enough of, start videotaping it and putting it online.
The more buzz that you create, the more likely that you can become a viral sensation and capitalize on the fame that you get from that six-second video clip. Imagine how easy it could be to make money from behind your computer screen if you come up with something creative or interesting—it is worth a try.
Get a part-time job
A part-time job doesn’t have to be looked at like it was in high school or college. Instead of it being something you do to make ends meet, you can find a part-time job doing something that you love and you just happen to get a paycheck for it.
Also, when you get a part-time job, you may get a discount on things that you love to buy, meaning even more money saved in your wallet.
If you are looking to make some extra money, consider the tips on this list. They will all take a bit of effort and time to get them going. But once you do, you’ll notice you have a bit more wiggle room in your wallet each month and you can enjoy more things in your life.
About the Author:
This article was written by Dixie, a freelance writer who writes for business, finance, women’s interests, and the home niches. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three daughters.
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